She was of the Methodist faith.
She was a native of Bradley County, but had lived in Cocoa Beach, Fla., for 40 years until returning to this area in 2005.
She taught elementary school in the Bradley County and Cleveland City Schools systems for a number of years, with the last years at Blythe Avenue Elementary School.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Ball; parents, John Willis and Fanny Hughes Humberd; brother, Milton Humberd; and sisters: Dorothy Baker and Jo Ann Humberd.
She is survived by her son, Ronnie Ball and wife, Linda, of Cleveland; daughter, Beverly Stupak and husband, Don, of Maryville; grandchildren: Scott Stupak of Raleigh, N.C., Glenn Stupak and wife, Tammy, of Beckley, W.Va., Randy Ball and wife, Angie, of Benton, Michael Ingram and wife, Carol, of Athens and Lora Harnack and husband, Kirk, of Nashville; great-grandchildren: Annalynn Stupak, Boyd Stupak, Evan Ball, Niki Ball, Baylor Ingram, Cason Ingram, Peyton Ingram, Alexandria Ingram, Madelyn McCauley, Michael Harnack and Trey Sartain; sisters: Edna Ruth Cleveland of Sweetwater, Joy McGroom of Tullahoma and Irene Patching of Signal Mountain; sisters-in-law: Ita Ball Lacy, and Kathryn Ball, both of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Elliot officiating.
Interment will follow in Cedar Springs Cemetery with Stan McGroom, Milton Humberd Jr., Jerry Baker, Steve Patching, Jimmy Patching and Johnny Cleveland serving as pallbearers. The Ball family nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorials may be made to: St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105, or Shannondale of Maryville, 804 Shannondale Way, Maryville TN 37803.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Ball family guest book at www.fikefh.com